Ford Escape: How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
Truck and utility vehicles can differ from some other vehicles. Your vehicle may be higher to allow it to travel over rough terrain without getting hung up or damaging underbody components.
The differences that make your vehicle so versatile also make it handle differently than an ordinary passenger car.
Maintain steering wheel control at all times, especially in rough terrain.
Since sudden changes in terrain can result in abrupt steering wheel motion, make sure you grip the steering wheel from the outside. Do not grip the spokes.
Drive cautiously to avoid vehicle damage from concealed objects such as rocks and stumps.
You should either know the terrain or examine maps of the area before driving. Map out your route before driving in the area. To maintain steering and braking control of your vehicle, you must have all four wheels on the ground and they must be rolling, not sliding or spinning.
Starting the Vehicle
1. Press and release on the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter. 2. Press and hold for about two seconds. The turn signal lamps will briefly flash to confirm the vehicle has been started. The pa ...
Use unleaded regular gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) number (Research octane number 91). - Using a fuel other than that specified could adversely affect ...
When you do not tow a trailer
- Remove the ball mount from the hitch receiver tube and insert the receiver cover onto the hitch receiver tube. - Place the dust cap over the four-pin connector of the hitch wire harness to ...